I have another winner for you guys today! Two posts in one day? That’s unheard of! LOL! Baylee’s birthday is coming up and I wanted to make a spaghetti dinner for a couple of friends to come over and celebrate with us. What goes better with spaghetti than bread sticks? I scoured the internet and pinterest looking for a recipe for soft breadsticks using einkorn flour and the search came up with none. Not a single recipe for soft einkorn breadsticks! The only one I could find was for really hard looking breadsticks. I want soft and fluffy!!!! Anyways I decided to come up with my own recipe and I have to tell you they turned out amazing! These are so light and airy. So buttery soft. They will be the perfect addition to your spaghetti dinner!
The First Soft Einkorn Breadsticks
Prep time: 10 minutes
Rise time: 2 hours total
Cooking time: 16 minutes
3/4 cup warm water (no hotter than 110 degrees)
3 tsp Red Star active dry yeast
2 tbsp very soft butter (vegan or regular)
1/4 cup organic sugar
1 tsp himalayan sea salt
3 1/4 cup einkorn flour
Combine yeast and warm water in a measuring cup or bowl. Swirl and set aside for 5 minutes. In a large bowl cream the butter and sugar together. Mix in the egg, salt, and yeast mixture.
Using a metal spoon mix the flour into the wet ingredients 1 cup at a time. Once the first cup is completely incorporated, do the second cup.
For the remaining 1 1/4 cups, mix the flour in 1/4 cup at a time. Making sure to incorporate it completely before adding the next cup in.
*Dough will be kind of wet and sticky*
When all of your flour is incorporated and you have an even looking dough, turn your dough out onto your floured counter. Knead just a couple times to get the dough into a ball.
Return the dough ball to the bowl, cover with a towel or a grocery bag (which is how I do it) and place in the turned OFF oven with just the oven light on. Allow to rise for 1.5 hours.
Once first rising is done, shape your dough into breadsticks. To do this you will get a little handful of dough and roll it in your hands like you are making a play-dough snake. Place your dough snakes on a lightly sprayed parchment covered cookie sheet. Place them back in the OFF oven for another 30 minutes.
When second rising is done remove dough from the oven. Heat your oven to 350 degrees. Place dough back into the heated oven and bake for 16 minutes.
Best when served right out of the oven. You can cover them in cinnamon, sugar and butter as a dessert or cover them in butter, garlic powder, and salt for a more Italian style.